Archive for September, 2007

Sydney White

Friday, September 21st, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Freshman year is no fairy tale.

 

Cast: Amanda Bynes … Sydney White
Sara Paxton … Rachel
Matt Long … Tyler
Jack Carpenter … Lenny
Jeremy Howard … Terrence
Crystal Hunt … Dinky
Adam Hendershott … Jeremy
Danny Strong … Gurkin
Samm Levine … Spanky
Libby Mintz … Christy
John Schneider … Paul White
Arnie Pantoja … George
Donté Bonner … Embele
Brian Patrick Clarke … Professor Carleton
Lauren Leech … Katy

 

Plot: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Los cronocrímenes

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: Spain

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: Spanish

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Karra Elejalde … Héctor
Candela Fernández … Clara
Bárbara Goenaga … La Chica en el Bosque
Nacho Vigalondo … El Joven
Juan Inciarte … Héctor Ocasional (as Ion Inciarte)
Miguel Ángel Poo … Locución Radiofónica (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Libby Brien … Clara (voice)
Philip Hersh … Radio Announcer (voice)

 

Plot: A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

 

Awards: 7 wins & 4 nominations

Mr. Woodcock

Friday, September 14th, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Sport

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:87 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard… Especially When It's Dating Your Mom.

 

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton … Jasper Woodcock
Seann William Scott … John Farley
Susan Sarandon … Beverly Farley
Amy Poehler … Maggie
Melissa Sagemiller … Tracy
Ethan Suplee … Nedderman
Jacob Davich … Nedderman's Brother
Kyley Baldridge … Young Farley
Alec George … Young Nedderman
Joseph Michael Sargent … Young Watson
M.C. Gainey … Hal – Barber #1
Brent Briscoe … Barber #2
Dave Kuhr … Bookish Guy
Lisa K. Wyatt … Housewife
Kurt Fuller … Councilman Luke

 

Plot: Taken aback by his mother’s wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

Reservation Road

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: To find the truth, you have to find who's hiding it.

 

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix … Ethan Learner
Elle Fanning … Emma
Jennifer Connelly … Grace Learner
Sean Curley … Josh
Samuel Ryan Finn … Cello Player
Eddie Alderson … Lucas
Mark Ruffalo … Dwight Arno
Susan Powell … Elegant Parent
Cordell Clyde … Jimmy McBride (as Cordell Clyde Lochin)
Antoni Corone … Sergeant Burke
Kevin Herbst … Driving Trooper
Mira Sorvino … Ruth Wheldon
Gary Kohn … Norris Wheldon
John Slattery … Steve Cutter
Nora Ferrari … Nora Fannelli

 

Plot: On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital…

Death Defying Acts

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

All Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: UK | Australia

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English | Hungarian

Director:

Tagline: There is no escape.

 

Writers: Tony Grisoni (written by) & Brian Ward (written by)

 

Cast: Guy Pearce … Harry Houdini
Catherine Zeta-Jones … Mary McGarvie
Timothy Spall … Sugarman
Saoirse Ronan … Benji McGarvie
Malcolm Shields … Leith Romeo
Leni Harper … Leith Romeo's wife
Ralph Riach … Mr. Robertson
Olivia Darnley … Flower Stall Seller
Anthony O'Donnell … Oily Librarian
Billy McColl … McTavish
James Holmes … Ugly Mug
Melanie Harris … Rose (as Frankey Martyn)
Aileen O'Gorman … Effie – Elderly Seamstress
Raymond Griffiths … Music Hall Dwarf
Shaun Mason … Heckler

 

Plot: On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

 

Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations

Married Life

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Do you know what really goes on in the mind of the person with whom you sleep?

 

Cast: Chris Cooper … Harry Allen
Annabel Kershaw … Miss Jones
Pierce Brosnan … Richard Langley
Patricia Clarkson … Pat Allen
Rachel McAdams … Kay Nesbitt
Sheila Paterson … Mrs. Walsh
David Richmond-Peck … Tom
Erin Boyes … Becky
Elijah St. Germain … Little Charlie
Terence Kelly … Dr. Anderson
Timothy Webber … Alvin Walters
Rebecca Codling … Photo Store Clerk
David Wenham … John O'Brien
Dolores Drake … Cinema Cashier
Malcolm Boddington … Well-Tailored Man

 

Plot: A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife’s death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce. add synopsis

The Stone Angel

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2007

Country: Canada | UK

Runtime: USA:116 min | Canada:90 min | Canada:115 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Sometimes it takes your whole life to get it right.

 

Writers: Margaret Laurence (novel) Kari Skogland (screenplay)

 

Cast: Ellen Burstyn … Hagar
Christine Horne … Young Hagar
Cole Hauser … Young Bram
Ellen Page … Arlene
Sheila McCarthy … Doris
Kevin Zegers … John
Dylan Baker … Marvin
Peter MacNeill … Jason
Aaron Ashmore … Matt
Luke Kirby … Leo
Janet-Laine Green … Lottie
Judy Marshak … Silver Elms Matron
Doreen Brownstone … Silver Elms Bridge Player
Samantha Weinstein … Hagar – Child
Ryland Thiessen … Telford – Child

 

Plot: In Manitoba, Hagar Shipley is nearing 90. She has little, she tells us, but her memories. Over several weeks…

 

Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations

Lars and the Real Girl

Monday, September 10th, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: The search for true love begins outside the box

 

Cast: Ryan Gosling … Lars Lindstrom
Emily Mortimer … Karin
Paul Schneider … Gus
R.D. Reid … Reverend Bock
Kelli Garner … Margo
Nancy Beatty … Mrs. Gruner
Doug Lennox … Mr. Hofstedtler
Joe Bostick … Mr. Shaw
Liz Gordon … Mrs. Schindler
Nicky Guadagni … Mrs. Petersen
Patricia Clarkson … Dagmar
Karen Robinson … Cindy
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos … Kurt
Billy Parrott … Erik
Sally Cahill … Deb

 

Plot: A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations

Eastern Promises

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: UK | Canada | USA

Runtime: 100 min | Canada:96 min (Toronto International Film Festival)

Languages: English | Russian | Turkish | Ukrainian | Urdu

Director:

Tagline: Every sin leaves a mark.

 

Cast: Josef Altin … Ekrem
Mina E. Mina … Azim
Aleksander Mikic … Soyka
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse … Tatiana (as Sarah Jeanne Labrosse)
Lalita Ahmed … Customer
Badi Uzzaman … Chemist
Naomi Watts … Anna
Doña Croll … Nurse (as Dona Croll)
Raza Jaffrey … Doctor Aziz
Sinéad Cusack … Helen (as Sinead Cusack)
Jerzy Skolimowski … Stepan
Tatiana Maslany … Tatiana (voice)
Viggo Mortensen … Nikolai
Vincent Cassel … Kirill
Armin Mueller-Stahl … Semyon

 

Plot: A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 24 wins & 35 nominations

Bill

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: Spanish | English

Director: Bernie Goldmann

Melisa Wallack

Tagline: A comedy about someone you know.

 

Cast: Aaron Eckhart … Bill
Jessica Alba … Lucy
Elizabeth Banks … Jess
Logan Lerman … The Kid
Holmes Osborne … Mr. Jacoby
Todd Louiso … John Jr.
Timothy Olyphant … Chip Johnson
Reed Diamond … Paul
Kristen Wiig … Jane Whittman
Jason Sudeikis … Jim Whittman
Andy Zou … Donald Choo
Ana Lucasey … Sarah Sheldon
Constance Barron … Mrs. Jacoby
Conor O'Farrell … Principal
Julia Pace Mitchell … Dana

 

Plot: A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

 

Awards: 1 nomination